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March 8, 2021

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ODOT ready for several inches of predicted snowfall

We anticipate this weather system to produce a consistent snowfall over a long period which will keep us on 12-hour shifts for an extended time

ODOT is preparing for what may be the most significant snowfall of the year which is expected to begin late Sunday or early Monday and continue into Tuesday.

"We anticipate this weather system to produce a consistent snowfall over a long period which will keep us on 12-hour shifts for an extended time," said Rod Nuveman, ODOT District 1 highway management administrator, based in Lima.

"We also expect reduced visibility. This snow is predicted to be dry so the accompanying winds of up to 25 miles per hour at times will factor in," he said.

ONU President Daniel A. DiBiasio announces retirement

Became Northern's 11th president in 2011 • Retirement effective June 30, 2022

Daniel A. DiBiasio, Ohio Northern University president, annoucement that he will retire June 30, 2022. The announcement was made this weekend.

DiBiasio, 71, was hired in August, 2011, as Ohio Northern’s 11th president. His announcement to the campus community was in a letter, which stated that his stewardship here “has been – and for the next year and a half will continue to be – a great privilege and tremendous honor.”

Men's health

Prostate enlargement treatment

Most of us are familiar with Benjamin Franklin's quote from 1789; "nothing is certain except death and taxes." To the men reading this column, we will add a third certainty: PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT! As men grow older and wiser, the prostate tends to follow. That doesn't mean that every man will develop voiding symptoms.

The prostate is a small gland located at the bottom of the bladder. It makes up the beginning of the tube that drains the bladder (urethra). Its primary function is to produce fluids important for the viability of the sperm.

GROB taking applications for 2021 apprentices

The Bluffton industry has hired and trained over 375 persons in the program

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - GROB, Bluffton, is searching for its next class of apprentices. Over the past years, several persons in the program are Ada High School graduates.

The application deadline for the 2021 class is Wednesday, March 31.

The apprenticeship program at GROB Systems has been in place at the Bluffton production plant for 30 years. The goal of the program is to build the company’s future workforce with employees who are trained in a highly technical way that matches the growing needs of their customers and products.

To date, GROB Bluffton has hired and trained over 375 apprentices.

Boil water alert lifted

Due to yesterday's water main break on Ream Street

The boil water advisory issued yesterday to two Ada neighbors is now lifted, according to the village.

The advisory was a result of a water main break on Ream Street. The boil alert affected the 300 block of Ream and 300 to 557 blocks of East University.

An e-mail message stated:
"We are pleased to report that the problem has been corrected and that it is no longer necessary to boil drinking water. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience."


Karen Kiene had worked for Metakote for 13 years

Karen Lee Kiene, 60, died Feb. 10, 2021, at her residence in Bluffton. Karen was born March 28, 1960 in Bluffton to the late Laverne and Sarah (Wenger) Moser. On Aug. 5, 2002, she married Gregory Kiene who preceded her in death on March 9, 2018.

Karen graduated from Bluffton High School. She had worked at Metakote in Lima for 13 years. She was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ - Bluffton.